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Project Bookworm!

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October 30, 2010

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Jaimes Thorpe

THE STORY:

I read a *lot* - from Jackie Collins to Dostoevsky (inferring no disrespect to either for being in the company of the other) and everything in between. I am just as happy sitting down with a well-worn copy of Pride & Prejudice as I am with Sense & Sensibility & Sea Monsters (yes, that’s a real book!). Family history tells that I was reading at the age of 2, and throughout my childhood if you needed to find me I was usually curled up somewhere with my nose buried in a book. Nothing much has changed.

As such, I find it tragic that so many people in the world have never experienced the joy that can be found in the written word. Worse, there are many who are unable to read the most basic of documents that are essential to everyday living – can you imagine not being able to read a road sign, or a menu at a restaurant, or complete necessary medical or school documents without assistance? This is a problem that affects millions of people worldwide, in both third-world and developed countries.

Did you know …
• 21 African nations have literacy levels of below 50% and that, overall, 4 out of 10 Africans are illiterate (two-thirds of them women)?
• In developed countries such as the US, Canada & Australia approximately 60% of prison inmates are illiterate and an even higher number cannot read above a 4th grade level?

Books For Africa is an organisation which collects and distributes books in needy communities in African Nations. My target goal of $9800 is the amount required to send an entire sea container of books and computers to these places. For more information on the great work these people do, head on over to their website at http://www.booksforafrica.org/

As an incentive for you to support this project, I have set up a blog at http://crowdrise.jaimesthorpe.com/ which you are welcome to visit :) For every donation made(no matter how small), I will write a book review of whatever I happen to have read recently. Hopefully you’ll find this of interest, and you might find something new to read yourself (I have *very* eclectic tastes ;).

As a bonus, every person who makes a donation of $10 or more can CHOOSE a book for me to read and review (hopefully something I can find easily at the local library LOL)! It can be anything – any author, any genre, I’ll give it a go – I’m sure I’ll get some pretty interesting suggestions! When you donate, simply leave me a message with your book suggestion.

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To This Fundraiser

$129

MONEY RAISED
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  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $50

  • Tina Dalgren

    $10

  • Jasmin Henke

    $5

  • Jaimes Thorpe

    $11

  • Jasmin Henke

    $11

  • Brandy Ellis

    $11

  • Constantinos Tselios

    $10

  • Kat Libby

    $11

  • Eric Damon Walters

    $10

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1% Raised of $9,800 Goal

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The Team: $129 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jaimes Thorpe

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Jasmin H

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Jessica Wright

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Donor Comments

Eric Damon Walters

Eric Damon Walters

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Kat Libby

Kat Libby

DONATION: $11

For Jasmin's birthday goal! (Also, I suggest Room by Emily Donaghoe). GREAT project! 6 years ago

Constantinos Tselios

Constantinos Tselios

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Brandy Ellis

Brandy Ellis

DONATION: $11

For a book read on my behalf! 6 years ago

Jasmin Henke

Jasmin Henke

DONATION: $11

to match Jaimes :) Thanks so much. 6 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $11

6 years ago

Jasmin Henke

Jasmin Henke

DONATION: $5

6 years ago

Tina Dalgren

Tina Dalgren

DONATION: $10

The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb. 7 years ago

Jaimes Thorpe

Jaimes Thorpe

DONATION: $50

the first 0.5% toward my target - go me LOL 7 years ago